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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said. Officials are also building a database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged between 12 and 65 in Xinjiang, adding to controls in a place some experts have called an "open-air prison". The region is home to over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic minority, and is occasionally hit by bouts of violence.

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"The mandatory databanking of a whole population's biodata, including DNA, is a gross violation of international human rights norms," said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. "It's even more disturbing if it is done surreptitiously, under the guise of a free healthcare program.

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China Collects DNA from All Residents of Muslim Region

"Wow, what a great idea!" -- Donald Dotard Trump

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-23 07:35 PM | Reply

Straight out of a dystopian sci-fi novel.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-23 07:53 PM | Reply

China Collects DNA from All Residents of what I don't agree with.
"Wow, what a great idea"
Pinchoneoff

#3 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-12-23 07:55 PM | Reply

China Collects DNA from All Residents of what I don't agree with.
"Wow, what a great idea"
Pinchoneoff

#3 | POSTED BY HANOVERFIST

Thank you ... 4.bp.blogspot.com

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-23 08:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A friend of mine visited this region once, about 10 years ago or so. While there, he was able to capture the aftermath of a suicide bombing on film close to where he was staying. Apparently the military/police saw him, but he managed to hide the SD card in a friends bra when they were searched. They later sold the footage to a news station in another country.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-23 10:07 PM | Reply

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